Inspiration : Story from Bhagvat Puran
The Bhagvat Puran (a text of stories of Lord Vishnu
and his incarnations) is replete with legends of Krishna's
triumph over evil forces sent to vanquish him in different
forms. While playing on the banks of river Yamuna, the young
cowherd notices the presence of the frothing, venomous serpent,
poisoning the waters of the his beloved river. The eight year
old Krishna plunges headlong in to the river to put an end
to this dangerous presence.
After a prolonged fight underwater, the triumphant boy emerges
dancing on the hood of the vanquished snake, holding his tail
in one hand. The snakes wives, or Naginis implore the dancing
vanquisher to have mercy on their snake husband. Krishna graciously
allows the snake to go away to the bottom of the sea never
to resurface or be seen in any of the rivers.
Such is the grace and greatness of this land (India) where
victory does not always end in brutal murder of the opponent.